Thumbs Up!

Our dog Lucy is sick. So sick that she lost the contents of her stomach three times yesterday, in a most violent fashion.  Sadly the first episode took place on one of our beautiful new wool rugs. I had just sat down for a minute’s rest in our front room, and of course my faithful doggie, needing to always be as close to me as she can, laid down predictably at my feet. A minute later, there was a sickening sound, and then a sickening scene all over my pretty, pretty rug. Lucy was quickly banished to the backyard to continue getting ill (don’t worry, I am much more nurturing with my human children when they are tossing their cookies!) and I frantically called my “neatnick, knows how to clean anything, and I mean anything” of a sister in law, explained my woe to her and got her advice.

Which was “Act immediately, do not wait for a stain to set! Scoop up anything you can first, and then blot, blot, blot. Then spray a solution of water mixed with vinegar (I used 1 part vinegar to two parts water) over the area, blot, blot, blot. And REPEAT!” Wow, she’s like a professional at this.

And you know what? It worked. Amazing considering the nastiness of the mess – and since the subject matter in this blog entry is already so low,  it surely won’t hurt things to clarify that this was by far the messiest and most disgusting dog vomit I’ve encountered, and believe me, I’ve encountered a fair amount! I still cannot believe the rug came through such yuck unscathed. But next time we have an issue (and you know in this house there will be many, many next times!) I will know what to do. Thank you Jamison – you are my hero!

Here are my two littlest guys happily laying on the now-clean rug just to show you how nice it looks.

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4 Comments

  1. Aunt Jamison
    Jul 14, 2008

    YES! I am doing a double fist pump in the air–one for being somebody’s hero, and another for the victory of getting a stain out so thoroughly!! You go, Trish!!! =)

    Thank you for the second shout out, I am starting to feel like a guest character on your blog.
    LOL

  2. jesse
    Jul 15, 2008

    Ewww! I will not visit your blog again.

    Philippians 4:8(NIV)
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

  3. Tricia
    Jul 21, 2008

    I don’t know who you are Jesse, and usually I’m pretty “live and let live”, but since you decided to leave this comment on my blog page, I feel led to inform you that you’d best stop reading that Bible you’re quoting so horribly out of context. Because….um, and I hate to be the one to break it to you, but it talks about dog vomit in there too!!!

  4. Aunt Jamison
    Jul 22, 2008

    Oh smack! LOL